In keeping with the theme of recent posts, I reviewed my November files to find favorites that did not include any theater images, but one squeaked in anyway. I’m trying to use these monthly reviews to reorient my vision and help me understand what I WANT to photograph. Indeed, some trends appear. For example, I seem to be striving for new perspectives, new angles. I look forward to pushing this further.
The Crying Horse appeared in an earlier post, but stands out as an example of my desire to fill the frame with my subject and use negative space to emphasize that subject.
This image of my son also shows that I want to get closer, even if I have to break every "rule" about cropping body parts.
When a subject's pose raises questions, I want to mess with angles to keep the viewer off balance.
Tight crops and extreme color appeal to me. This reminds me of my old marketing mantra: "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Here's the theater image that snuck in to my favorites last month. I want to find stranger and stranger angles; I want to use my camera and lenses to show things from new points of view.
And more than anything, I want love to be the real subject of every image.